New Site, talcum-powder-lawsuit.org, Will Provide Consumers with Up-to-Date Information on Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Litigation involving Johnson & Johnson, Including Recent Trials and Verdicts
The talcum powder lawsuit attorneys at Southern Med Law announce the launch of a new website, http://talcum-powder-lawsuit.org/. The site was created in response to the growing litigation involving Johnson & Johnson talc powder products, including Shower-to-Shower and Baby Powder, and their possible association with ovarian cancer. The Firm’s new website is intended to provide alleged victims of talcum powder ovarian cancer with information about their legal rights, as well as news on the latest research, trials and verdicts.
For generations, millions of women have used products like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower to maintain feminine hygiene. However, since 1971, talcum powder ovarian cancer studies have suggested that talc powder may contribute to the development of ovarian cancer, a dangerous malignancy that often proves deadly. That year, British researchers reported that talc particles had been detected in 10 of 30 ovarian tumors they had analyzed.
Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Studies
Since then, additional studies have raised concerning questions about the potential link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Just this past December, a paper published in Epidemiology reported that women who routinely applied talcum powder to their genitals, underwear, sanitary napkins and tampons had a 33% increase risk of ovarian cancer.
[http://journals.lww.com/epidem/Citation/2016/05000/The_Association_Between_Talc_Use_and_Ovarian.6.aspx, Epidemiology, December 2016]
talcum powder ovarian cancer Lawsuits and trials
In 2013, a jury empaneled in the U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota, to weigh evidence in the nation’s first talcum powder ovarian cancer trial ruled that regular and repeated use of Johnson’s Baby Powder contributed to the development of the plaintiff’s ovarian cancer. However, because of South Dakota law, the panel did not award any monetary damages.
[http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-23/j-j-ordered-to-pay-72-million-over-talc-tied-to-ovarian-cancer, Bloomberg Business, February 22, 2016]
Just this February, a jury in St. Louis, Missouri, awarded $72 million to the family of an ovarian cancer victim who died after using Johnson & Johnson talc products for more than three decades. The judgment included $10 million in compensatory damages, as well as $62 million in punitive damages for Johnson & Johnson’s failure to warn women about the dangers associated with its talc-based products. The jury was the first to award financial damages in a case involving talcum powder and ovarian cancer.
(Case No. 1422-CC09012-01, Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri)
Dr. François Blaudeau, the founder of Southern Med Law, is both an attorney and a practicing OB/GYN. He and his colleagues are uniquely qualified to litigate cases involving women’s health issues, including talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits. If you would like to learn more about this important public health issue, please visit http://www.talcum-powder-lawsuit.org/, or call 1-205.547.5525.
About Southern med law and filing a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit
Southern Med Law is led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist that is determined to stop the large manufacturers of personal health products and medical devices from injuring more women. The legal staff at Southern Med Law is an experienced group of attorneys who possess a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in all manner of product liability and personal injury claims. They are not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.
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François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
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